Credit Controller

Hays A&F
England, Essex, Chelmsford
£25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Job Role
Credit Control
Contract Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Your new company
Hays are working with a highly reputable, national and international legal firm to recruit an experienced legal billing professional into their existing team. This company have a strong global presence and are going from strength to strength in the UK overseas, acquiring new business in recent months.

Your new role
You will be responsible for managing a dedicated portfolio of clients to ensure a comprehensive credit control service. Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Pursue debtors frequently and effectively by telephone, email and letter to secure payment within agreed payment terms
  • Proactively engage fee earners and partners to improve collections and reduce days' debt - attend monthly meetings with fee earners and partners to agree collection plans
  • Review aged debt lists regularly to identify bills that can be chased and ensuring that the debtors are contacted
  • Ensure the credit control database is updated regularly and maintained with current activity summary.

In addition to this you will be:

  • Attending monthly review meetings with the Credit Control Manager (Assistant Manager) to discuss collection performance and remedial actions
  • Attend client meetings as required/requested to ensure/support the prompt payment of outstanding invoices
  • Attaining and maintain cash collection targets
  • Produce and ensure the prompt, accurate delivery of sales invoices, statements and reminder letters to debtors
  • Produce statements and interest calculations, as required
  • Review bill receipts and identity/resolve discrepancies immediately
  • Resolve collection issues, update the accounts system (billing details, etc.) and liaise with other Financial Operations teams
  • Respond to information requests promptly, refer any complex queries to the Assistant Credit Control Manager
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant statutory regulations at all times
  • Work with the Assistant Credit Control Manager and other Financial Operations teams to implement changes, to maximise efficiency and level of service

This is a full time role working 37.5 hours between Monday and Friday.

What you'll need to succeed
You must have:

  • Previous experience working in a fast paced credit control environment
  • Previous experience working within the legal, insurance or professional services industry
  • Be available immediately on short notice
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Have excellent attention to detail and positive attitude
  • Ideally be studying or have qualified for a CICM qualification

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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